Root Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500F/H/M/S/YZ Lollipop 5.1.1 using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy E5 released after one month E7 release. The duo combination is like J7 and J5. E5 have similar specs like Samsung J5, Instead of Exynos processor in some regions, the E5 device has Snapdragon processor. It has its pros and cons. Sometimes it is difficult to unlock the Bootloader If you have a carrier locked device like Verizon. Other unlocked variants can be rooted using ODIN and TWRP. You can also use SuperSu to manage SuperUser permissions, But it is Old and missing some features. So, here we used Magisk Manager to manage SuperUser Permissions. After the Root process, you can use either SuperSu or Magisk.
Samsung E5 with Snow Plant Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy E5?

You have only 1.5 GB of RAM. It is not enough if you use it for heavy usage. Samsung stopped the Security patch updates. Also, the updates are based on Old OS, So we can’t expect Many optimizations. It has a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor. If we optimize correctly with correct Custom OS after rooting, we can see some Improvements. So, after rooting, I can expect Lag free experience? Probably. Also if we hibernate and eliminate a lot of unwanted apps, and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 10-20% compared with your old usage. If you use Lite weight Custom ROMs, you can expect a 30-40% improvement in performance based on what custom OS you are choosing.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy E5 ( SM-E500F, SM-E500H, SM-E500M, SM-E500S, SM-E500YZ)

Samsung Galaxy E5 comes with a flexible bootloader other than Verizon devices. Verizon devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on the Samsung Galaxy E5. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Samsung E5 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Select TWRP Based on the mobile model number.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy E5.

  • Also, download the ODIN software. Select above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
  • Download and save the TWRP File. Please select correct model number TWRP file.

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung E7 Download Mode


  • Restart the device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Down + Home+ Power buttons at the same time for some time.
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Samsung E7 Download Mode Warning Screen


  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy E5 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!

ODIN Added Message


However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.

  • After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and tick the Auto Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Click on “Start”

  • Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.

  • Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy E5. If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy E5 using TWRP

  • Boot it Into recovery mode->Volume Up+ Home +Power Button.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

What More?

Samsung Galaxy E5 is a Mid-End phone; We can’t expect Massive Improvement. But, If you use Lite weight Custom Roms, you can expect a considerable performance Improvement. So, If you have little knowledge in tech, I advise you to Root and uninstall some unwanted apps. You can also flash some Custom ROMs. If you flash Custom ROM, check what is working and what is not working. It is wise to use Some Official Custom ROMs like Lineage. If you accidentally brick your device, you can flash Official Stock Samsung E5 firmware.

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